Wisdom teeth are a third set of molars that usually appear in teens and young adults. Many times, these molars are misaligned in the mouth, causing adjacent teeth to become damaged or crowded or cause pain in the jawbone. If this happens, it is recommended the wisdom teeth removal surgery be performed.
Prior to the removal of the wisdom teeth, a large panoramic x-ray of the jaw will be taken to determine the position of the teeth and if any are impacted. On the day of the surgery, patients will be given a sedative to eliminate the pain during the teeth extraction. It is important to follow all care instructions following surgery to ensure proper healing and pain management.
If you have any questions about wisdom teeth, or would like to schedule a dental exam at our Red Bank dental office, contact Navesink Dental Care today. We will be happy to schedule an exam with Dr. Ruda or Dr. DeAngelis and discuss your treatment options.